VAR Sickens Me: Nuno Espirito Santo Fumes As Wolves Are Denied A Big Win
Feb. 15, 2020
Wolverhampton Coach Nuno Espirito Santo
Wolverhampton head coach Nuno Espirito Santo believes 'something has to be done" about VAR after his side was denied victory against Leicester City.
The match ended in a goalless draw on Friday but VAR had disallowed Willy Boly's first-half header due to a marginal offside call against Pedro Neto. With 14 minutes to stoppage time, Hamza Choudury was dismissed following a second yellow card but Wolves could not find a winner.
In his post-match interview, Nuno admitted the VAR needs to be refined after a controversial first season of use in the Premier League. "There used to be an expression here in England about ‘clear daylight’ in these decisions," he said. "Something has to be done. When you have something and someone takes it away, you don’t like it but the law is the law." "I’m not a specialist on refereeing, we are not judging the work of the referees here. I’m frustrated with the situation and all that is involved. We should not be sitting here talking about this."
The draw left Leicester third on the log with 50 points, one behind second-placed Manchester City while Wolves are seventh with 36.